Faces of the Second World War

Giving aid to an injured boy.
France, 1944

This database features photographs of men and women who served in the Canadian Forces during the Second World War. Taken from the Department of National Defence (DND) collection at Library and Archives Canada, these photographs depict military life during the Second World War.

Visitors can search almost 2500 images from the DND collection, representing each branch of the Canadian Forces: Army, Navy and Air Force.

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After you click the "Search" button the Results page will be displayed with a description. Click on the "Item Number" to view the image and the full description.
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